Gambling Exposure in Virtual Reality and Modification of Urge to Gamble

  title={Gambling Exposure in Virtual Reality and Modification of Urge to Gamble},
  author={Isabelle Giroux and Andr{\'e}anne Faucher-Gravel and Alexandre St-Hilaire and Catherine Boudreault and Christian Jacques and St{\'e}phane Bouchard},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={16 3},
The urge to gamble is a psychological, physiological, and emotional state involved in the maintenance of pathological gambling. The ability of repeated exposure to a virtual gambling environment to modify the urge to gamble and perceived self-efficacy (PSE) is investigated. Ten video lottery players move throughout a virtual bar with five video lottery terminals five times. The urge to gamble and PSE do not significantly vary during exposure to the gambling environment. However, the desire to… CONTINUE READING

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